November 9, 2016

Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched Review

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Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched ($34) gel cleansing oil that was formulated to soften and hydrate skin as it cleanses. Knowing how hydrating Belif’s products are especially the True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, I was prepared for a great cleansing experience using this new Cleansing Gel Oil!

Let’s take a peek and see how I felt about it.

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Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched is a very formulation as this has the thicker consistency of a gel cleanser but it works like a cleansing oil. Most cleansing oils are very think and runny but this had a thicker, gel-like texture which I found a little less messy to use. Like a cleansing oil, you’ll be applying this on dry skin. Simply massage it onto your face and allow to break down your makeup. Apply a tiny bit of water to emulsify and break the oil down, it’ll go milky at this point and you can proceed to rinse.

It did a good job breaking down my makeup and removing any excess eye makeup that my eye makeup didn’t remove (I typically remove my eye makeup prior to cleansing my face but there’s always a little left mascara, etc…) However, it does say avoid direct contact with eyes. I’m kind of on the fence about cleansers and cleansing oils that have that printed on their boxes. Why? Because I’m rubbing this around my eyes and some of it likely wil get into my eyes. So, yeah, I’m paranoid, and don’t love the idea they aren’t recommending you get it in your eyes. That’s kind of unavoidable in my opinion when washing your face. I didn’t experience cloudiness thankfully but as I said I’m a little wary of using it around my eyes.

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The formula washes clean away and it broke down makeup very well! I didn’t feel the need to double-cleanse after (but I still anally do haha!). It feels quite hydrating initially as you’re cleansing but it didn’t quite leave behind any long term moisture or hydration. My skin felt smooth but not necessarily hydrated after using this. I have to admit I felt somewhat disappointed about this as Belif’s skincare is soooooo hydrating and wonderful for my drier skin.

Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched isn’t really a keeper for me. It did a good job removing my makeup but I’m disappointed it wasn’t hydrating and I don’t love that I need to avoid contact with my eyes…yeah, sorry, that gets me every time!

Belif Cleansing Gel Oil Enriched is available now at Sephora.com.

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  • Anna Jendrzejczak

    I also get paranoid about cleansers with the eye warning. I’m also super anti cleansers that sting my eyes.

  • Carol G

    Also this seems pretty expensive when there are other alternatives out there that work just as well, that cost less and you can use on your eye makeup. I’m with you, if you can’t use it on your eyes it doesn’t come home with me.

  • Judy

    Do you recommend any oil cleanser that doesn’t make your eyes all cloudy?

    I actually triple cleanse. Haha. I use a cleansing water and eye makeup remover as the first step, oil cleanser as my second step , and then a facial soap as my last step. I started using oil cleanser because of a super duper waterproof mascara that I am using (Kiss Me Heroine). I have super straight Asian eyelashes.

  • Christina Tran

    You know, I didn’t like this either. I’ve used it about 4 times now, and I can’t get over the thickness of the gel that feels oily on my face. I don’t know how to describe it. LOL! It’s like I’m rubbing thick oil all over my face as opposed to a gel or an oil cleanser. I’ve used Boscias’ tsubaki gel cleanser, but that one feels distinctly like a gel cleanser; this…is just like thick oil.

    It does remove makeup well, and it didn’t leave a residue or leave me feeling dry, but I just didn’t like it.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t mine the thickness! It wasn’t bad at all in that aspect but I didn’t feel like it left me feeling particularly hydrated which is something I expect from Belif for some reason 😀